Department of Radiology

The Department of Radiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services for children and young people up to 18 years of age.

There are 50 Radiographers, 20 Radiology Consultants and three Radiology Fellows. There are also a number of Radiology Trainees from other London hospitals who come to us on rotation for specialist training.

The tests and treatments we offer include ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), general X-rays, fluoroscopy (X-ray screening) and interventional radiology (IR).

The department performs approximately 57,500 examinations per year, including approximately 13,000 ultrasound scans, 1,900 fluoroscopic studies, 2,700 CT examinations, 8,700 MRI examinations, 1,900 nuclear medicine examinations, 25,000 plain radiography cases and 4,500 interventional procedures.

The department also reports approximately 14,500 examinations performed outside the Trust, for external referrals.

Equipment

We are equipped with the latest technology designed specifically for our paediatric patients and we have close research links with both the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and industry. This means that we are up to date with the latest research and technical advancements.

Diagnostic Radiology Department

A full, enterprise-wide imaging solution allows clinicians to view radiology, cardiology and research examinations from any PC within the Trust. There are plans to extend this beyond traditional digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) to having all imaging data consolidated into one central imaging store to facilitate better patient care.

General Radiology Department

The General Radiology Department has two computed radiography (CR) rooms, one digital radiography (DR) suite and four mobile image intensifiers (with the latest installed in 2016).

Ultrasound Department

The Ultrasound Department has four GE Logiq E9 ultrasound systems (with the latest purchased in June 2016) and one Philips IU22.

CT Department

The CT Department is equipped with a 192-slice dual-energy Siemens CT scanner.

MRI Department

The MRI Department has access to three 1.5T MR scanners (a Siemens Symphony and Siemens Avanto) plus a 3T MR scanner which are used for body and neuro-imaging. The department also has access to a Siemens interventional XMRI 1.5T interventional suite for cardiac research work (funded by the British Heart Foundation).

Nuclear Medicine Department

The Nuclear Medicine Department is equipped with a Siemens T2 (a double-headed camera with CT capability) and an AnyScanS Flex Single Detector SPECT and a NuclineTM -45. Positron emission tomography (PET) is available but performed off site.

Interventional Radiology Department

The Interventional Radiology Department currently comprises two full-time bi-plane angiography units (Siemens Artis Zee suite) and one three-quarter time dual plane suite (Toshiba), with two GE Q9 Siemens Antares and Sonosite US machines. The IR suite also has OCT and bronchoscopy equipment.

The department currently runs 18 general anaesthetic (GA) and two non-GA lists per week with additional capacity on other days of the week.